Exclusive: Bayside's Anthony Raneri Announces Solo Album, Premieres Electro-Folk Track 'Gone'
Just after wrapping up Bayside's 15th anniversary tour, frontman Anthony Raneri is announcing some big news of his own. On June 30, he'll release his second solo album; it's called Sorry State of Mind and Billboard is premiering its first song.
Check out "Gone" below:
For "Gone," Raneri worked with his longtime friend Steve Sobaslai, guitarist from the band Punchline. "I called him and asked him if he was good with electronic programming and he said he was so we started messing around with it," Raneri tells Billboard. The collaboration brought them to Sobaslai's studio on Nashville's Music Row. "We originally thought we might pitch it for someone else to use but when it came time for me to work on this record, I thought that maybe I would use it."
For Sorry State of Mind (which comes via Hopeless Records), Raneri promises his fans a more eclectic brew than what they'd typically find on a Bayside record. "I have always felt that a good song is a good song whether it's dressed up like a country song, punk rock song or show tune," Raneri says. "That's what I've done with Bayside for years -- take different styles of music and dress them up as punk rock. A lot of Bayside songs started out sounding more like show tunes and folk songs and we put a different spin on them. With the solo music, I let the songs stay where they originate."
Sorry State of Mind follows Raneri's 2012 solo debut, New Cathedrals. It's up for pre-order here. Check out its track listing below:
3. No Good
4. Sorry State Of Mind
5. I Never Want To Fix Myself Again
6. Run and Stumble